More precision, more profit
Flash Point runs your product to spec with industry-leading efficiency and accuracy.
Designed to make flash point analysis safe, simple and flexible, icon ensures your product meets precise specifications. Aided by advanced flow control, flow metering and sample cooling options, Flash Point completely isolates the flash point process within.
An innovative air cleaning system removes deposits and contaminants, while internal cameras enable observation of the sparking process – meaning you can operate and maintain the analyser without needing to open icon’s ATEX and IECEx-compliant explosion-proof housing.
How the Flash Point Analyser works
The analyser heats a sample and applies a test spark to the liquid, indicating the safe storage temperatures for your products.
The sample is pumped into a test cup and trapped within it. At a controlled rate, air is also introduced to the test cup, which is then heated. At selected intervals, electrodes positioned over the sample generate a high-voltage spark. When it is reached, the flash point is detected by a highly sensitive low-mass thermocouple. The sample flow is then re-established and the airflow increased, allowing the test cup to cool in preparation for the next cycle.
Inbuilt inspection facility
An internal camera enables flash point observation without the need to open the explosion-proof box, making the whole process safer and easier to monitor.
Electrode cleaning system
Air is blown through the electrode assembly during cooling, and the electrodes are sparked to remove any deposits that have formed. This keeps the electrodes clean and enables routine maintenance without having to open the explosion-proof box.
Dual pump option
For higher viscosity samples such as fuel oils, a second pump can be fitted for use in conjunction with a heated vent line and flame trap. This option also allows sample return against back pressure.
Inbuilt sample cooler
Flash Point integrates a Peltier-based sample cooler, ensuring that the incoming sample is safely cooled below the flash point temperature.